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this is "world news." tonight, inside the dramatic rescue. the final moments of the manhunt. how authorities moved in on the suspect holding a 16-year-old girl in the remote woods. the moment they knew they had to act fast. the search. after deadly flash floods, drivers in their cars swept away. tonight, the good samaritan that jumped into help. and the next system -- is this about to happen again? to catch a thief. the video from inside this car. the suspect captured because of this spray? tonight, authorities say a simple crime-fighting tool that safeguards your valuables now just a spray away. and an american voice remembered tonight. for decades in living rooms across this country, tonight, the love affair, center stage. ♪ you make me so very happy
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good evening and thanks for joining us here on a sunday night. and we do begin with new details tonight after that dramatic end to a week-long manhunt through several states in the west. the search for a man who abducted a teenager after targeting her family, ending in the idaho wilderness. blackhawk helicopters carrying the s.w.a.t. team, hundreds of agents from the fbi, to the local sheriff's department, strategically gathering 2 1/2 hours from where they thought the suspect was hiding with the young girl, armed and ready to quietly move in. and tonight, 16-year-old hannah anderson is free, reunited with her father. abc's ryan owens this evening on the moment authorities knew they had to act fast. >> hannah's coming home. >> reporter: hannah anderson is safe and being reunited with her father tonight, in no small part thanks to these horseback riders. >> she did appear frightened, but i thought it was fear of the horses. >> reporter: around noon wednesday, they spotted the
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16-year-old and her accused kidnapper, family friend james dimaggio. thursday night, one of those riders, a retired sheriff's deputy, reported that sighting to authorities. >> and the amber alert was on the television and i told my wife, i said, that is that girl we seen on the mountain. >> reporter: hundreds of federal agents descended on the rugged idaho backwoods. and at 8:00 friday morning, they found dimaggio's car hidden under brush. saturday afternoon, a plane spotted what looked like a campsite. to surprise dimaggio, members of the fbi hostage rescue team dropped from a helicopter and hiked 2 1/2 hours through treacherous terrain. the fbi will not detail what happened next, except to say dimaggio was given every chance to surrender, before he was shot at 5:22 saturday evening. authorities say he not only kidnapped hannah, who friends say he had a crush on, but he killed her mother and 8-year-old brother. their bodies found in his burning home in san diego county, california.
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there are striking similarities between the life and death of james dimaggio and his father of the same name. listen to this. "the san diego union tribune" reported back in 1989 dimaggio sr. was arrested for breaking into a home and holding a 16-year-old girl at gun point. police say dimaggio handcuffed her boyfriend to a bed post, but the girl, the same age as hannah, escaped through a bathroom window. family friends say dimaggio's dad committed suicide on august 10th, all those years ago. the exact same day his son was killed by the fbi. >> definitely something that snapped. the only thing that makes sense is this correlation between the dates with the date of the -- his father's suicide. >> reporter: tonight, we do believe hannah is with her father and that she is unharmed, at least physically. the family is keeping that reunion private and after the week this young woman has had, who can blame them? david? >> stunning family history you reported. ryan, thank you.
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and now to the extreme weather and tonight, a clearer picture here of just how fast those flood waters rose, as drivers were trapped in their cars and then swept away by the floods in colorado. abc meteorologist ginger zee with the stunning numbers tonight and the good samaritan who helped one of those drivers escape. >> reporter: up to a half foot of mud caking everything. those tense moments friday as flash floods invaded. tonight, we know that two of the three missing have been found. and we're hearing more from that guy. >> he's got to know he's better off in the car. >> reporter: 70-year-old glen dobson, risking his life by jumping out of his car and into the flood water. >> oh, no, he just fell down. >> reporter: as he attempted to get to the nearest vehicle, he was saved by ben tilghman, who just happened to be on the road right next to dobson.
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>> he was in shock. so, being a medic, i know that you talk him down. we're together. you're not going to get out of my car until it's time and i'm going to take care of you. >> close call. ginger zee back with us tonight. you said the water came fast. >> reporter: so fast. we have a picture here, a river gauge just south and east, on that fateful night. you see it jump at least ten feet in less than 15 minutes. 13 feet in all and then falls off almost as quickly. tonight, as we speak, we have flash flood warnings and advisories for almost the same area. >> as we start the new week, another system in the same part of the country. >> reporter: the middle part of the country that was slammed all last week. look at this. three-plus inches in oklahoma. northwest arkansas. cities like tulsa are going to have to watch out. they're under flash flood watches. >> already, we'll see you on "gma" this week. ginger, thank you. in connecticut tonight, the bodies of the two youngest victims after that small plane crashed into a neighborhood have now been recovered. 1-year-old madison mitchell and her 13-year-old sister sade were together in that home when the plane hit. you can see huge part of the home gone there, the wing of the plane. the investigation expected to take some time, there was no
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black box. tonight, the father of nsa leaker wed ward snowden is speaking out, telling abc news that his son is not a traitor. and though snowden says he believes in the american justice system, he does not think his son would get a fair trial if he returns from russia. abc's susan saulny in washington tonight. >> as a father, i want my son to come home. >> reporter: today, in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, lon snowden, father of fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden, said plans have been made to reunite in russia. >> you're going to moscow? >> reporter: bruce fein is the family's lawyer and says it will happen very soon. >> we have visas, we have a date which we won't disclose right now because of the frenzy. >> reporter: the purpose of the trip? to come up with a criminal defense against charges of espionage. >> what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all the facts. >> reporter: but the elder snowden is not convinced his son could get a fair trial. >> when you consider many of the
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statements made by our leaders, they have poisoned the well, so to speak, in terms of a potential jury pool. >> reporter: just friday, president obama had this to say. >> no, i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. there were other avenues available for somebody whose conscience was stirred. >> reporter: mr. obama outlined new measures to reform the secret surveillance programs that snowden revealed, saying he would have done it anyway. >> i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these leaks. >> reporter: and this weekend, julian assange, the wikileaks founding, also took issue with the administration, saying, quote, reforms have been made and for that, edward snowden is owed a debt of gratitude. others say he's only earned his felony charges. david? >> susan saulny there at the white house. susan, thank you. and tonight, after that al qaeda threat that shut down nearly two dozen u.s. embassies around the world, all but one have now reopened. in yemen, where the threat originated, the doors do remain locked tonight and abc's muhammad lila is in cairo tonight.
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muhammad? >> reporter: good evening, david. several of the embassies that were closed have now reopened and that includes the massive sprawling american embassy here in cairo, which still sits very heavily fortified right in the heart of the city. within the next few days, 18 out of the 19 embassies and consulates will be fully operational. the one holdout, of course, is in yemen, where the threat alert remains high. just in the last two weeks alone, there have been nine u.s. drone strikes there, killing a suspected 38 militants. proof that the american government is taking this threat very seriously. now, these reopenings come on the heels of president obama announcing that while al qaeda's core remains decimated, its affiliate groups are still effective enough to target and threaten the united states. david? >> muhammad lila in cairo tonight. muhammad, thank you. back here at home and to the economy now. and if you traveled this summer weekend, you likely noticed gas prices have begun to come down.
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experts believe that this could be just the beginning. and here tonight, abc's aditi roy. >> reporter: good news for drivers across america. gas prices are falling. the national average for a gallon dropped to $3.56, down about a nickel from last week. and there may be even more relief at the pump by autumn. prices falling to $3.40. gas prices are going down. how do you feel about that? >> that's a good thing. it's great. tired of paying high prices. >> i think it would be amazing. if it goes down, it would be great. yeah, it would be a great thing for me. i think i'd come into the city more often with my car. >> reporter: the reason for the dip? aaa says crude oil prices are lower, providing downward pressure on gas prices. and the motor agency says, if there are no major hurricanes the rest of this season to threaten refinery production, prices are expected to stay the same, or fall even more. and the good news just keeps on pouring in. after three years of rising prices, the gas average for 2014 is expected to be $3.37, that's the lowest national average since 2010.
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david? >> all right, we'll take it. aditi, thank you. it was last night here we reported on that group gathering in iowa, calling their forum madam president. there was little question who was on their mind, hillary clinton in 2016, they hope. well, there are several republicans in iowa, three years out from the next election. one of them with a warning about what it will be like to face off against mrs. clinton. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl is in iowa for us tonight. jon? >> reporter: david, out here in iowa, it looks like the 2016 presidential candidacy is already under way. donald trump is here, once again hinting he may run for president and insisting this time, he is to be taken seriously. i sat down with him. not surprisingly, he had some controversial things to say. now, you know hillary clinton? >> i do. >> reporter: how tough is she going to be to beat if she's the democratic nominee? >> i think she'll be very tough. i know her very well, and she will be very formidable. there's no question about it. and as i just said, in front of a nice, large crowd of people in iowa, you better get your act
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together, republicans, because it's going to be tough to beat hillary. >> reporter: and if you were to run for president, how much would you be willing to spend on your campaign? >> well, if i made a decision, i'd spend a lot. >> reporter: romney was, like, a few hundred million dollars? >> reporter: well, mitt was worth $200 million. there's a big difference between $10 billion and $200 million. i was watching him. he was actually very conservative about spending his own money. which actually surprised me a little bit. >> reporter: a modern presidential campaign can be, you know, half a billion dollars. >> it can be. or more. no, i'd be willing to spend. >> reporter: that kind of money? >> if i did it, i'd spend whatever it took. why not? what difference does it make? if you do it, you have to do it right. >> reporter: believe it or not, trump is still raising questions about president obama's birth certificate. the kind of thing that makes people question whether he can ever be taken seriously as a presidential candidate. david? >> jon, seems like just yesterday the two of us were on the campaign trail. here we go again. thanks to you. next, to the case shining a national spotlight tonight on patients and their doctors. and what happens when you sense that your doctor could be administering something you don't need. tonight, a very serious case, a
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michigan doctor accused of giving chemotherapy when it was not necessary. here's abc's linzie janis now. >> reporter: dr. farid fata is behind bars tonight, charged with the unthinkable. mistreating his cancer patients in order to bilk medicare for tens of millions of dollars. federal prosecutors argued the 48-year-old oncologist gave unnecessary chemotherapy to patients in remission. and fabricated diagnose diagnosis in order to perform expensive tests. and tonight, relatives of his alleged victims are speaking out. >> my father -- >> reporter: jeff says that when his father didn't respond to chemotherapy, the doctor refused to stop administering the drugs. >> they were giving my father transfusions in the parking garage area and, you know, what kind of a practice is that? >> reporter: fata's attorney says his client is innocent. >> the government has not retained an expert to give an opinion that there was a
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mistreatment or misdiagnosis or unnecessary test given to any patient. >> reporter: but others suspected something was wrong as far back as 2010. >> things were being administered and infused incorrectly. >> reporter: cancer nurse angela swantek says she first complained to authorities when she observed employees at dr. fatahf fata's clinic. >> to know that a doctor could have potentially brought your death on sooner is sickening. >> reporter: a year later, michigan's licensing board told her it could not prove any violations and closed the file. we spoke to some doctors who told us patients should always ask what the standard protocol is for their diagnosis. and, david, they should never hesitate to get a second or even third opinion, especially if it is cancer or surgery. >> this is an alarming case. linzie, thank you. tonight, we move on here, as we remember a beloved american voice. grammy-winner eydie gorme brought her voice to millions of americans, appearing on so many tv shows for decades. sometimes performing on her own
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and so often a team with her husband, steve lawrence. fans knew them simply as steve and eydie. ♪ i believe in you >> reporter: gorme was known for her major hit in 1963, "blame it on the bossa nova," about a dance craze at the time. ♪ blame it on the bossa nova ♪ and its magic spell >> reporter: she was invited to join the cast of steve allen's local tv show in the 1950s, and when that show became "the tonight show," she and her husband went with it. in 1966, singing "i want to be around." ♪ i want to be around ♪ to pick up the pieces ♪ when somebody breaks your heart ♪ >> reporter: her husband, steve lawrence, saying in a statement this weekend, "eydie has been my partner on stage and in life for more than 55 years. i fell in love with her the moment i saw her and even more, the first time i heard her sing." ♪ you make me so very happy ♪ i'm so glad you ♪ came into my life
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>> reporter: born in new york city, gorme grew up speaking english and spanish. voted prettiest, peppiest cheerleader at her high school in the bronx. in fact, many of her spanish recordings outselling her english ones. celebrated by her devoted fans and her devoted husband, too. ♪ i believe in you >> a voice already missed tonight. and there is still much more ahead on "world news" this sunday night. caught on tape. the man and the mist that helped catch him. authorities say a water-like spray helped them nab this criminal and tonight, how it could be used to protect your valuables. and later tonight here, holding hands. why the woman in this photograph with a young prince william is suddenly making headlines all over britain tonight.
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invisible and odorless paint that can only be spotted with a uv black light. it's called "smart water csi," and just last month, detectives equipped a decoy car with the spray at a south florida parking garage. an alleged burglar taking the bait. >> he opens the door, he grabs something on the front seat and then he starts to rifle through a wallet and that is when the smart water agent sprays him. >> reporter: he was marked and a judge mentioned it in court. >> examined him with the black light and detected he had smart water on his clothing and skin. >> reporter: the chemical can last for years on clothing. police are using it in stings. store owners are using the spray as a booby trap over their doors. and anyone who wants to protect their valuables, like a watch or iphone, can just mark them with the paint. if stolen and found, the dna-like fingerprint on the chemicals can help police find the owner. so, logan, this has really led to a lot of convictions worldwide.
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hasn't it? >> yes, in fact, gio, there have been over 1,200 convictions in the uk and europe alone over the last 17 years. >> reporter: and other companies are developing similar chemicals, but this is so new to the u.s., we're told law enforcement agencies across the country are just now looking into how it can be used to fight crime, david. >> 1,200 convictions, you said? >> reporter: it's fascinating. >> gio, thank you. when we come back here on "world news," look at this tonight. $120 million to build this thing. so, how on earth could they forget the most important thing? is the building useless tonight? love them all. . the seal i get with the super poligrip free keeps the seeds from getting up underneath. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. a lot of things going on in my life and the last thing i want to be thinking about is my dentures. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip.
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our "instant index" on a sunday night revealing the president's golf game that made us feel a little better here. check this out. the president lands the ball about 15 feet away. this is where we start. second shot here gets the ball a little closer. not close enough. this really felt like us because it didn't go in, right there next to the hole. he gives it one more presidential putt, right there, and it's in. brand new skyscraper tonight with a very tall problem. a new celebrated high rise in spain. 47 stories high. but it turns out tonight, there's no elevator beyond the 20th floor. build earls put one in for the first 20. then the project was halted because money ran out. when the next team came in to finish the project, they were using a temporary worker's elevator on the outside, without realizing they never finished the permanent one inside. wow. somebody's going to be in trouble over that one. coming up on the broadcast, she held his hand before.
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long retired, but at 71 years young, is she about to answer the call all over again? it's the royal question in london tonight. a young prince william holding his nanny's hand, seen here in 1988. but tonight, though, london all abuzz over whether that same nanny might one day soon be holding prince william's little prince. tonight, london newspapers learning prince william has reached out to ask, but no official word from the palace. the royal baby, prince george, now 20 days old, seen here in his father's arms. if true, prince william and duchess kate would be getting some help from a very experienced nanny. jessica webb, now 71 years old, never married, never had children of her own. but she certainly cared for them like they were. she is said to be considering coming out of retirement to take the job. royal observers have long said she protected the young princes, william and harry, from their parents' bitter divorce. one british newspaper celebrating her no nonsense approach, saying she was the ideal person to bring cheer into the household. over the years, she's kept in touch with the princes and was a guest at william's 21st birthday
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and the royal wedding, two years ago. william was said to be a favorite of hers. she reportedly thought he was too thin at times and would fill the nursery fridge with bacon and doughnuts. william and kate don't have a full staff, but haven't ruled it out one day. there is precedent. >> in the very old days, there used to be nanny, the assistant nanny, nursery maid and nursery footman. >> reporter: tonight, the big question in the uk, will that steady hand soon be back to help with the newest royal baby, just a few weeks old? bacon and doughnuts. my kind of nanny. by the way, the palace tells us the new baby portraits are coming in the coming days. much more from london on "gma" first thick ng in the morning a my pal diane sawyer right back here tomorrow night. from all of us here, have a good ev evening. good night.
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>> ama: next at 6:00, b.a.r.t. strike averted. for now. how both sides are reacting to 560-day cooling-off period that will keep trains running. >> and an offer to the survivors of asiana flight 214. what the airline wants to give passengers who were aboard the jetliner. >> i'm very relieved. >> ama: police throughout the bay area after a threatened b.a.r.t. strike is put on hold. i'm ama daetz. b.a.r.t. trains will run tomorrow. this morning a judge granted a 60-day cooling-off period,
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delaying a strike threatened by b.a.r.t. workers. we were in court for the ruling, one that eases stress for bay area commuters. >> what i'm hearing in effect from the parties is people are in agreement that i go ahead and sign the final injunction, lasting 60 days. >> en in an unusual weekend hearing, the san francisco superior court judge grant for jerry brown's request for a 60-day cooling-off period in the contentious b.a.r.t. negotiations. meaning talks can continue, unions can't strike, and trains will keep running. the ruling reads in part a strike or lockout will significantly disrut public transportation services and endanger the health, safety and welfare. commuters were relieved to hear the news today. >> that's fantastic. i use b.a.r.t. probably four or five days a week, and if they went on strike, it would cause have vac in the -- havoc in the bay a


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